uline plots 1 or more text strings (provided as a character vector labels) to an (existing or new) plot and places a colored line underneath each label (to underline it).

uline(
  labels,
  x = 0,
  y = 0.55,
  x_layout = NA,
  y_layout = "even",
  col = "black",
  col_bg = Seeblau,
  cex = 1.5,
  font = 1,
  new_plot = "none"
)

Arguments

labels

A character vector specifying the text labels to be plotted.

x

A numeric vector of x-coordinates at which the text labels in labels should be written. If the lengths of x and y differ, the shorter one is recycled. Default: x = 0.

y

A numeric vector of y-coordinates at which the text labels in labels should be written. If the lengths of x and y differ, the shorter one is recycled. Default: y = .55.

x_layout

An optional numeric vector or character string to control the horizontal positions of labels. Numeric values are interpreted as increments to values of x and recycled (to enable stepwise or alternating patterns). 3 character string options are: "center" (i.e., center wrt. first label or plot center), "left" (i.e., left wrt. first label or plot center), "right" (i.e., right wrt. first label or plot center). Default: x_layout = NA (i.e., using values of x).

y_layout

A numeric value or character string to control the vertical positions of labels. Numeric values are interpreted as increments to values of y[1] and recycled (to enable stepwise or alternating patterns). 2 character string options are: "even" (i.e., even distribution of labels across available y-space) and "flush" (i.e., no space between adjacent labels, i.e., y_layout = 0). Default: y_layout = "even".

col

The color(s) of the text label(s). Default: col_lbl = "black".

col_bg

The color(s) of the line (under the text labels of labels). Default: col_bg = Seeblau.

cex

Numeric character expansion factor(s), multiplied by par("cex") to yield the character size(s). Default: cex = 1.5.

font

The font type(s) to be used. Default: font = 1 (i.e., plain text).

new_plot

Boolean: Should a new plot be generated? Set to "blank" or "slide" to create a new plot. Default: new_plot = "none" (i.e., add to an existing plot).

Details

The positions of the text elements in labels can be specified by providing their coordinates (as x and y arguments) or by providing an initial position and an y_layout (see below).

Text formatting parameters (like col, col_bg, cex, font) are recycled to match length(labels).

uline uses the base graphics system graphics::.

See also

slide and xbox to create simple plots (without text).

Other text functions: mark(), post(), url_unikn()

Examples

uline(labels = "This is a test.", new_plot = "blank") # create a new blank plot
uline(labels = "More testing here...", y = .33, col_bg = pal_pinky[[2]]) # add to plot
# 2 basic cases: # (a) Underline text on an existing plot: plot(x = 0, y = 0, type = "n", xlim = c(0, 1), ylim = c(0, 1), xlab = "", ylab = "")
uline(x = 0, y = .8, labels = "Underline text (on an existing plot)") # add to plot
# (b) Underline text on a new plot: uline(x = .02, y = .80, labels = "Underline text (on a new plot)", new_plot = "slide") # create a new plot
# Example: lbl_line <- c("This is neat, true, and terribly important.") uline(labels = lbl_line, new_plot = "blank") # create a new plot
uline(labels = "(which is why we underline it).", y = .40, cex = 1.2) # add to plot
# Using x_layout and y_layout: uline(labels = c("Ene,", "mene, miste,", "es rappelt", "in der Kiste."), cex = 1.4, font = 2, col = Grau, col_bg = Pinky, x = 1.2, y = .85, x_layout = "right", y_layout = "even", new_plot = "slide")